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“A jihadist terrorist arrested in Empuriabrava: he intended to attack Catalonia,” translated from “Detingut a Empuriabrava un terrorista gihadista: tenia intenció d’atemptar a Catalunya,” El Nacional, September 5, 2022:
New anti-terrorist operation in Catalonia. The Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested a man in Empuriabrava who, after being self-radicalized, intended to travel to Syria but before committing a terrorist attack in our homeland, according to the investigations carried out by the General Information Commission (CGINF) of Mossos d’Esquadra. The arrest took place last September 2, as the man entered the Center d’Internament d’Estrangers (CIE) in Barcelona, pending deportation proceedings. He is accused of a crime of self-radicalization and terrorist indoctrination, as detailed by the Mossos d’Esquadra in a press release, this Monday, September 5. According to ElNacional.cat, he is a man of Moroccan nationality born in 1988.
Last May, a grenade from the civil war was found in an occupied home in Empuriabrava, in the Alt Empordà region. At first the explosives disposal specialists of the Catalan police took charge of the device, but the investigation continued by Information agents to find out who were the people who legally occupied this house.
Intention to commit an attack in Catalonia
The research was interesting. It was possible to identify the person who had bought the grenade, and it was possible to know that the man had also bought white weapons and had a simulated firearm. Investigators were also able to find out that the man had become more aggressive and had publicly made proclamations in favor of armed struggle and jihadist terrorist organizations. The Mossos d’Esquadra had been able to intercept messages in which he assured that he intended to leave Catalonia to go to a conflict zone, but not before committing a violent act in our homeland.
The man who intended to commit the attack was a compulsive consumer of jihadist propaganda and took advantage of social networks to share it with other people, one of the facts that also helped Mossos d’Esquadra investigators to be alert. The man arrested in Alt Empordà was highly radicalized and used his contacts to spread jihadist propaganda and encourage other people to commit attacks against citizens, in Catalan territory and abroad.
Considering the level of instability presented by the man, who had access to weapons, the Mossos d’Esquadra followed the man exhaustively, 24 hours a day, until this past September 2, when he could be arrested. The man was in an advanced process of radicalization with conviction and the intention to attack Catalonia. The investigation has been coordinated by the Prosecutor’s Office of the National Court and supervised by the Central Court of Inquiry number 1 of Madrid. The detainee has entered the Foreigners’ Internment Center (CIE), pending deportation proceedings for national security.
More anti-terrorist operations in Catalonia
The Mossos d’Esquadra arrested at the beginning of the summer in Mòra d’Ebre and Vespella de Gaià two people, also men, who had shown attitudes favorable to jihadist terrorism, after having self-radicalized at home. At the same time, the National Police also arrested, this summer, a person who, after returning from Syria, intended to commit attacks in our home, thanks to the military training he had received in the conflict zone.